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Revolutions As Organizational Change: The Communist Party and Peasant Communities in South China, 1926-1934

Baohui Zhang


By comparing peasant revolutions in Hunan and Jiangxi between 1926 and 1934, Revolutions as Organizational Change offers a new organizational perspective on peasant revolutions. Utilizing newly available historical materials in the People’s Republic of China in the reform era, it challenges the established view that the great Chinese revolution of the twentieth century was a revolution “made” by the Chinese Communist Party (the CCP). The book begins with a puzzle presented by the two peasant revolutions. While outside mobilization by the CCP was largely absent in Hunan, peasant revolutionary b ... More

Keywords: China, Chinese Communist Party, Agrarian rebellions, Peasant communities, Jiangxi, Hunan, Reform era, Twentieth century, Organizational principals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208395
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208395.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Baohui Zhang, author
Professor, Political Science Department, Lingnan University, Hong Kong